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Ms. Lakshmi Puri
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Lakshmi.puri@unwomen.org

Verona Collantes
Inter-Governmental SpecialistIntergovernmental Support Division NY
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verona.collantes@unwomen.org
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Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Joint Programme on gender equality and women empowerment - Rural women economic empowerment component

In Ethiopia rural women lag behind in access to land property, economic opportunities, and financial assets. Women farmers perform up to 75% of farm labor but hold only 18.7% of the agricultural land in the country. The SDG-F has been working in the regions of Oromo and Afar and using a multifaceted approach to generate gender-sensitive agricultural extension services, support the creation of cooperatives, promote the expansion of women-owned agribusiness and increase rural women’s participation in rural producer associations, financial cooperatives and unions.

Partners
UN Agencies: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP National partners: Government Ministries, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute, regional micro-finance institutes
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Creating a one-stop-shop to create sustainable businesses on Inclusive Economic Growth

The Occupied Palestinian Territory has faced a significant gender challenge, reflected by the enormous disparity in employment and asset ownership among women and men. In 2012, the percentage of women's participation in the work force was 17.4%, against 69.1% registered in the same year for men. Women’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the region, and the entrepreneurship rate is amongst the lowest in the world. This situation has reinforced the need to economically empower women and help them overcome existing barriers and constraints. The joint programme has aimed to enhance th...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: UN Women, FAO and ITC National partners: Government ministries, the Chambers of Commerce, women’s cooperatives and private companies.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Empowering Female Refugees

The project is an initiative of the Human Rights and Labor Working Group of the Global Compact Network Brazil. The partners of the project have provided opportunities for a group of women, refugees and asylum-seekers from different countries. The main goal is to empower them economically. Also, the project offers guidance to these women in order to prepare them for the labor market and also raise awareness to companies about the employment of refugees.

Partners
• Global Compact Network Brazil • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) • UN Women • Cáritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo • Programa de Apoio para a Recolocação dos Refugiados (PARR – Support Program for the Replacement of Refugees) • Fox Time Human Ressources Support from: • Itaipu • Lojas Renner • Whirlpool (Consulado...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is acc...[more]

Partners
Abia State, Nigeria, Accur8Africa, Africa Gathering, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), African Development Bank (ADB), African Development Fund, African Union Commission, Agora, AidData, Asian Development Bank, Barclays, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) HUB, Bretton Woods II, Brookings Institution, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogota Chamber of Commerce), Canada (Government of), CARE Interna...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

In 2015, world leaders made a commitment to end all forms of violence against children by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This moment presents an historic opportunity to unite the world behind a global, national and local movement to protect the world’s most precious asset – its children. The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated fund were created to help achieve this ambitious undertaking – in every country, every community and every family.

Partners
* UNICEF * World Health Organization (WHO) * UN Women * United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * ChildFund Alliance * Plan International * Save the Children * SOS Children's Villages * World Vision * Elevate Children Fund * Various foundations, private sector, leaders of faith, children and young people
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Partnerships to Strengthen Gender, Climate Change Responses and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD)

This innovative project brings together a wide range of national, regional and global women and youth led CSOs and networks, along with representatives from National Women's Machineries (NWMs), other relevant Government ministries and departments, and High level State representatives from NY Missions and Capitals, along with key regional development institutions to discuss, strategize and agree on short-term, medium and long-term priorities and political partnerships to advance transformative gender, climate change and DRR positions into the global sustainable development and CC agendas.

Partners
Co-convenors: Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Pacific Youth Council, Secretariat of the Pacific Community Partners include: The Women's Major Group on Sustainable Development, Fiji Women's Rights Movement, DAWN, WECF, UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Global Fund for Women, and Heinrich Boell Foundation with many more providing expertise and financial resour...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Productive and food secure territories for a peaceful and resilient Cauca

The armed conflict in Colombia has damaged production, institutions, food security and social trust. Throughout sustainable agricultural production of indigenous crops and their international commercialization, the SDG-F has been committed to create employment, ways of life, better nutrition and, most importantly, peace in Cauca, one of the most affected areas by the long lasting conflict.

Partners
UN Agencies: UNDP, UN Women, FAO and WFP National partners: Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, Department for Social Prosperity, National Agency for Poverty Eradication, ministries of Foreign Trade, Health and Agriculture, Government of Cauca, University of Cauca, Coffee Growers Federation, social organizations (indigenous peoples, rural women, quinua growers and rural producers...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Promotion of culture and tourism for local development in Ruta Lenca

The SDG Fund programme aims to reduce the poverty levels of vulnerable rural populations, including youth and women, through the development of sustainable cultural tourism initiatives. Out of the total number of beneficiaries, at least 60% are women. The programme seeks to promote inclusive local economic development with the adoption of a participatory approach incorporating indigenous groups as well as the private sector and establishing alliances with social services to prevent gender-based violence and alcoholism.

Partners
UN agencies: UNDP and UN Women National partners: Local Government and Private Sector organizations, Honduras Institute of Tourism and non-profit organizations.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Samoa Parliamentary Strengthening Programme

The Programme has four outputs:1. Effective national leadership and accountability of members of Parliament2. Law-making and committee oversight strengthened in support of Millennium Development Goals3. Engagement of public with MPs and parliament strengthened, with special effort made to engage young people and women4. Efficient, professional and high quality procedural and administrative support services provided to MPs and other key clients groupsThe partnership also has promoted advocacy work by parliamentarians through the establishment of the following groups:- SPAGHL: Samoa Parliament ...[more]

Partners
Parliament of Samoa, Parliament of Tasmania (Australia), University of Tasmania, Parliament of Australia, IPU, CPA, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UNDP and UN Women. The partnership with the Parliament of Australia is through their international and Community Relations Office (ICRO) that administers two programmes: Pacific Parliamentary Partnership and Pacific Women Parliamen...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
The SEED Initiative: Supporting Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

The SEED Initiative inspires, supports and researches exceptional, entrepreneurial, nascent, multi-stakeholder partnerships for locally-led sustainable development . The initiative focuses on 'business as unusual' - innovative action delivering real solutions through project cooperation among small and large businesses, local and international NGOs, women's groups, labour organisations, public authorities and UN agencies, and others working in the field of sustainable development. The SEED Initiative aims to: support outstanding and innovative start-up entrepreneurs working in partnership in ...[more]

Partners
Governments: Government of Germany - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety Government of India - Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of Netherlands - Ministry for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Government of Norway - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of South Africa - Department of Science & Technology Government of Spain - Min...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Pacific Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (UN PIATF)

The UN PIATF coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies in the Pacific to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, the commitments made by Pacific Ministers of Health in the Honiara and Apia Communiqus and the declaration of a NCD crisis in the Pacific issued by Pacific island Forum Leaders at their 42nd meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011. The partnership works toward supporting Pacific island countries and areas in achieving the global and Pacific sp...[more]

Partners
Membership of the task force is open to UN system agencies, funds and programmes in the Pacific region. This includes: - World Health Organization (WHO) - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) - International Labour Organization (ILO) - United Nations Populati...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Women's Economic Empowerment Driving Sustainable Development in SIDS

UN Women and its partners believe that women's economic empowerment is a catalyst and prerequisite for sustainable development. Enhancing women's economic development can boost the economic growth in SIDS, promote social development for women and the entire population, cushion climate change impacts, and help reduce poverty levels. This partnership will strengthen the economic security of marginalised women in the Pacific. The partnership is made of up two programmes that have already helped to increase women's access to finance and economic security, as well safer, more inclusive, non-discrim...[more]

Partners
Market Vendors Government and Local and Provincial Governments of Solomon Islands Government and Local and Provincial Governments of Vanuatu Government and Local Governments of Fiji Government of Papua New Guinea Provincial Government of Papua New Guinea The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Australian Government New Zealand Government UN Women UNDP Nationwide Microbank Westpac (Regional Bank) B...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals